Pretending to be Stupid Wins Parole on Second Try & 3 Black Women in Jackson Jail Stripped; Searched Almost Daily

Pretending to be Stupid Wins Parole on Second Try & 3 Black Women in Jackson Jail Stripped; Searched Almost Daily

by: | publication date: February 2, 1972 | Publication: The Washington Post | pages: A10

 When I was sentenced, the judge – and I really think he believed this – said that if I was good and did what they told me for six months then they would release me.  My lawyer and my parents were all under the same impression. Well: I met the parole board the first time and they gave me a 20-month contract which means there's no way to get out before 20 months... 

Two supplementary articles on women in the corrections system. Published as companions to "Female Homosexuality Prevalent."

Article noticed on same page as part of the Shame of Prisons series.